Monthly Archives: May 2013
Investigators report that regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control. Marijuana users had significantly lower fasting insulin and were less likely to be insulin resistant.
Researchers have discovered that a particular type of hormone found in fat cells helps regulate how blood sugar is controlled and metabolized in the liver.
Researchers found that a widely used statin hindered the positive effects of exercise for obese and overweight adults.
Injectable nanoparticles developed at MIT may someday eliminate the need for patients with Type 1 diabetes to constantly monitor their blood-sugar levels and inject themselves with insulin.
High blood glucose is associated with poor outcomes in hospitalized patients, and use of intensive insulin therapy (IIT) to control it is a common practice in hospitals. But recent evidence does not show a consistent benefit and even shows harms associated with the use of IIT.
Levels of a biomarker in a pregnant woman's blood can help physicians gauge her risk of developing gestational diabetes during the first trimester.
Fish oil supplements modestly increase amounts of a hormone that is associated with lower risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Researchers have developed a network of nanoscale particles that can be injected into the body and release insulin when blood-sugar levels rise, maintaining normal blood sugar levels for more than a week.